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The East

Aarathi Prasad explores water-related inventions, including new ways to cross the sea, making filthy water drinkable and designing life-saving apparatus.

East Anglia is a region shaped by water so it's not surprising that many inventions from the east of England are connected to the sea, either by the benefits it affords or the tragedies it causes. Dr Aarathi Prasad explores some water-related inventions - first the hovercraft , a celebrated,and at times ill-fated,British invention conceived on a stately Suffolk estate. Then she meets a husband-and-wife team who build unique flood protection barriers in a Norfolk blacksmith's forge, after which she tackles the challenge from a serial Essex inventor who makes filthy water safe to drink. Finally, there's a 19th-century eccentric who designed life-saving apparatus that is still used today the world over.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 23 Jun 2017 19:30


Role Contributor
Presenter Aarathi Prasad
Captain George Manby John Dane
Interviewed Guest Sally Abbott
Interviewed Guest Steve Abbott
Interviewed Guest Frances Airy
Interviewed Guest Bob Beard
Interviewed Guest Derek George
Interviewed Guest Judy Nichols
Interviewed Guest Johana O'Donoghue
Interviewed Guest Michael Pritchard
Interviewed Guest Nick Waller
Director Clive Dunn
Producer Charlie Gauvain
Director of photography Chris Sharman
Editor Ray Gotts
Writer Clive Dunn
Camera Assistant Max Knaapen
Production Coordinator Annu Kolthammer
Production Assistant Cameron Black
Production Assistant Annie Woodman
Researcher Janine Gauvain
Production Company Eye Film and TV


  • Fri 23 Jun 2017 19:30

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